Geographic Concentration

Below is our permanent list of geographic concentration classes.  Not all classes are offered each semester.  For a list of classes offered in each semester, see our IAFS semester schedule page.  For full major requirements, see our major requirements page.  For Global Seminars offered by the CU-Boulder Office of Study Abroad and their applicability to geographic concentration, see your IAFS advisor for more details.

Africa/Middle East | Asia | Europe/Eurasia | Latin America

AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST

*ANTH 3100 Africa: Peoples and Societies in Change 
ANTH 4630 Nomadic Peoples of East Africa 
GEOG 3862 Geography of Africa 
*HIST 4238 History of Southern Africa Since 1800 
*HIST 4258 Africa under European Colonial Rule
*HIST 4328 The Modern Middle East, 1800 to Present 
*HIST 4329 Islam in the Modern World:
*HIST 4338 History of Modern Israel
*HIST 4339 Borderlands of Empire
*HIST 4349 Decolonization of the British Empire
IAFS 3000 Africa/Culture/Globalization
IAFS 3000 Statebuilding in the 21st Century
IAFS 3000 Turkey-Mediator/Arab Spring
IAFS 3000 US-Africa Relations
*IAFS/JWST 3650 History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
*PSCI 3082 Political Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa
PSCI 4242 Middle Eastern Politics
RLST 3100 Judaism
RLST 3600 Islam

Some of these courses are not offered on a regular basis. Any courses not on this list must be pre-approved by an IAFS advisor.

* Classes with an asterisk can be applied as Contemporary History.

Language taken for this geographic concentration: Arabic, French, Hebrew, Farsi

Upper division literature in the language to count in this area (only ONE literature course may be used):

FREN 4170 Francophone Literature

ASIA

*ANTH 3160 Peoples of the South Pacific
ANTH 4750 Culture and Society in South Asia
ANTH 4760 Ethnography of Southeast Asia and Indonesia
GEOG 3822 Geography of China
*HIST 4109 World War II in Asia and the Pacific
*HIST 4339 Borderlands of Empire
*HIST 4349 Decolonization of the British Empire
*HIST 4528 Islam in South and Southeast Asia
*HIST 4538 History of Modern India
*HIST 4548 Women in Modern India
*HIST 4558 Modern Indian Intellectual History
*HIST 4628 Modern China
*HIST 4638 Contemporary China
*HIST 4648 History of Modern Chinese Intellectual Thought
*HIST 4658 China and Islam from the 7th Century to the 20th Century
*HIST 4728 Modern Japanese History
*PSCI 3072 Government and Politics in Southeast Asia
PSCI 3102 South Asian Politics
*PSCI 4022 Chinese Foreign Policy
*PSCI 4052 Chinese Politics
RLST 3200 Hinduism
RLST 3300 Foundations of Buddhism
RLST 3600 Islam
RLST 3800 Chinese Religions
WMST 4619/HIST 4619 Women in Asian History

Some of these courses are not offered on a regular basis. For any courses not on list, they must be pre-approved by an IAFS advisor.

* Classes with an asterisk can be applied as Contemporary History.

Languages taken for this geographic concentration: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean

Upper division literature in the language to count in this area (only ONE literature course may be used):

CHIN 4110 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese Literature I
CHIN 4120 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese Literature II
JPNS 4110 Advanced Readings in Classical and Modern Japanese I
JPNS 4120 Advanced Readings in Classical and Modern Japanese II

EUROPE/EURASIA

*ECON 4514 Economic History of Europe
FREN 3500 French Current Events: Conversation and Composition
GEOG 4892 Geography of Western Europe
GRMN 3150 Issues in German Politics and Literature
GRMN/WMST 4301 Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
*HIST 4053 Britain and the Empire, 1688-1964
*HIST 4083 Revolution and Nationalism in Modern Ireland
*HIST 4233 History of France since 1815
*HIST 4412 Europe, 1890-1945
*HIST 4422 Word War I: The Brutalization of Europe
*HIST 4423 German History since 1849
*HIST 4424 European Intellectual History, 1870 to the Present
*HIST 4433 Nazi Germany
*HIST 4623 History of Eastern Europe since 1914
*HIST 4723 Imperial Russia
*HIST 4733 The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Regime
*IAFS 3500/HIST 4190 Bordeax, French Connections
*ITAL 4250/HIST 4313 History of Italy
ITAL 4730 Italian Feminisms: Culture, Theory, and Narratives of Difference
*PSCI 3022 Russian Politics
PSCI 3074 DImensions of Citizenship in the US and the EU
*PSCI 4002 Western European Politics
*PSCI 4062 The Emerging Democracies of Central and Eastern Europe
PSCI 4213 Europe in the International System
PSCI 4302 European Union Politics
RUSS 3601 Russia's Past and Present (Global Seminar)
RUSS 4301 American-Russian Cultural Relations
RUSS/WMST 4471 Women in 20th Century Russian Culture
RUSS 4221 Cultural Mythologies of Russian Communism
SPAN 3200 Spanish Culture

Some of the above courses are NOT offered on a regular basis. Any courses not on this list, must be pre-approved by an IAFS advisor.

* Classes with an asterisk can be applied as Contemporary History.

Language taken for this geographic concentration: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

Upper division literature in the language to count in this area (only ONE literature course may be used):

FREN 3120 Main Currents of French Lit II
FREN 4480 20th Century French Novel
ITAL 3140 Readings in Italian Literature-20th Century
GRMN 3110 German Literature from the Avant-garde to the Postmodern 
RUSS 4210 Open Topics: Russian Language and Culture
RUSS 4230 Russian Cultural Idioms
SPAN 3310 20th Century Spanish Literature

LATIN AMERICA

*ANTH 3110 Ethnography of Mexico and Central America
ANTH 4020 Explorations in Anthropology - approved topics below only (with research paper on Latin America)
               ANTH 4020 [Cuba]
               ANTH 4020 [Race Class Gender Latin Am]
               ANTH 4020 [Democracy and Development in Bolivia]
*GEOG 3812 Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean  
*HIST 4118 History of Mexico to 1821
*HIST 4119 Latin American Revolutions
*HIST 4128 Emergence of Modern Mexico
*PSCI 3032 Latin American Political Systems
*PSCI 3052/WMST 3650 Women and Politics in Latin America
PSCI 4012 Global Development  (with research paper on Latin America)
PSCI 4122 The Military in Politics: Latin America and the US
*PSCI 4792 Issues in Latin American Politics
SPAN/PORT 3220 Latin American Culture: Spanish America and Brazil
SOCY 3161 Race and Ethnicity

Some of these courses are not offered on a regular basis. Any courses not listed must be pre-approved by an IAFS advisor.

* Classes with an asterisk can be applied as Contemporary History.

Language taken for this geographic concentration: Spanish, Portuguese

Upper division literature in the language to count in this area (only ONE literature course may be used):

SPAN 3340 Twentieth Century Spanish-American Literature
SPAN 4180 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature: 1898 to Present